Bulletin - Queen of Peace Parish

Come, Follow Me!
A Total Stewardship Parish
February 7- 8, 2015
Weekend Masses:
Saturday Vigil-6:00pm,
Sunday-8:00am,
10:00am, 5:30pm,
12:30pm in Spanish
Daily Masses:
Monday-Friday
8:00am
Main Sanctuary
Rosary Devotion:
Sunday-Friday
7:30am
3rd Tuesday in
Spanish at 7:30pm
In the Daily Chapel
Adoration
24/7
Adoration Chapel
Liturgy of the Hours:
Sunday-Friday
following 8:00am Mass
Reconciliation:
Saturdays 5:00-5:45pm
MISSION STATEMENT:
As Christians we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice
with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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Readings for the Week of February 8, 2015
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time;
World Marriage Day
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19,
22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Sunday
Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24,
35c; Mk 6:53-56
Monday
Tuesday
St. Scholastica
Gn 1:20 -- 2:4a; Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday
Our Lady of Lourdes; World Day of the Sick
Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Ps 104:1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30; Mk
7:14-23
Saturday
6:00pm
February 7
Fernández Family (SB)
Sunday
February 8
8:00am
Vito F. Loschiavo (RIP)
10:00am
Special Intentions
12:30pm
Neftali Bernard Sr. (RIP)
5:30pm
Carmela Emmanuel (RIP)
Monday
8:00am
February 9
Deceased Srs. & Relatives of Srs. of
IHM (RIP)
Tuesday
Thursday
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Gn 2:18-25; Ps 128:1-5; Mk 7:24-30
8:00am
Friday
Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 7:31-37
Wednesday
Saturday
St. Cyril and St. Methodius; Valentine's Day
Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2-6, 12-13; Mk 8:1-10
Sunday
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11;
1 Cor 10:31 -- 11:1; Mk 1:40-45
8:00pm
February 10
Louis A. Kisala (RIP)
February 11
Poor Souls in Purgatory
Thursday
8:00am
February 12
Andrew Walsh (RIP)
Friday
Pastor
Rev. Fr. Jeffrey A. McGowan x115
8:00am
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Ligeza x127
6:00pm
February 13
Tammie Vassou (SB)
February 14
Saturday
Billy Evans (RIP)
February 15
Sunday
Office Staff
Parish Administrator
Glen Vassou x136
Administrative Assistant
Fiscal Administrator
Angie Bernard x112
Mari Hamilton x128
Liturgy
Music Director
Liturgy Director
Gary Kneal x118
Edna Boyette x114
Stewardship
Stewardship Director
Parish Ministries
Erica Hartge x129
Jen Tener x116
Faith Formation
Adult Formation and RCIA
Sr. Beatrice Caulson, I.H.M. x117
Faith Formation PK3 to 5th Grade
Lisa McQuagge x120
Youth Ministry
Amy Barber x119
8:00am
Larry Chiocca (RIP)
10:00am
Special Intentions
12:30pm
Agustin & Gladys Muñoz (SB)
5:30pm
Liliana Fernández (SB)
Please pray for:
Anthony T. John L. Lisa G.
All our injured servicemen and Women
Those who died:
John F. Marilyn C.
All service men and women
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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Pathfinders will be going
to the Youth Rally at
SFCHS this Sunday,
February 8. We will be
meeting next week Sunday,
February 15 at 11:20am in
the Teen Center.
Visions and Confirmation
Visions will be attending the Youth
Rally at SFCHS today. NO regular
meeting this week.
Confirmation Prep - Next class is
Wednesday, February 411in the Teen
Center. Our Confirmation Calendar is
online. Please go to www.qopparish.org
and click on the Youth Ministry Tab.
Across the top—click on Confirmation
and the pull down tab will list the
Calendar. Our next service project is
babysitting for the Valentine’s Day
Dance on Febuary14. All Confirmation
Candidates should arrive in Teen Center
by 6:30. Please wear your Confirmation
shirt.
Pictured: Pathfinders enjoying Super Bowl
Sundaes!!! “Sprinkles are for Winners”
Everyone has heard about Saint
Valentine. He's the patron saint of
lovers, and on his day people send
anonymous cards or presents to the
one they love.
But who was Saint Valentine?
Well, there was a priest named Valentine who lived in
Rome in the third century. He was put in prison because he
helped some Christians who were going to be executed by a
cruel emperor named Claudius. While Valentine was in
prison, he healed the chief warder's daughter, who was
blind, and the warder and all his family became Christians.
When Emperor Claudius heard this, he said that Valentine
should be executed. And so, on February 14 in the year 269,
Valentine was clubbed to death. Then his head was chopped
off, just to make sure he was dead.
In the same year, another man named Valentine, who was
the bishop of Terni (about sixty miles from Rome), was also
put to death by Emperor Claudius for being a Christian.
Neither saint seems to have anything to do with young lovers. So where do the traditions come from? Some say it is
because on this day of the year (in the northern hemisphere)
birds pair up and start mating.
Prayer for Valentine’s Day
Loving God, open our hearts and draw us closer
to you. Make us a gentle and generous
presence in the lives of our human family.
Remind us of the time it takes to build
relationships that are long-lasting and truthful.
Give us the patience and the courage to make
love a hallmark of our lives and faith.
You can do all of these things in us. It
is love in and with and through You that
we long to have.
Amen
We begin Lent on Wednesday, February 18. Perhaps
you would like to pray this prayer for a Lenten Spirit.
Be with us this Lent, Jesus, and deepen our love. Let our
sacrifices be done with gratitude and humility. By giving
something up, may we discover anew all we have taken
for granted. In each small effort, may we recognize our
need for your strength and grace. Be with us this Lent,
Jesus, and turn our spirit towards you. Amen.
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
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Choir
“Be still and know
Rehearsal Schedule
that I am God”
Psalm 46
Being with the Lord in the Adoration
Chapel is a very private, special time.
God knows our lives and appreciates us
wanting to stop and spend time with
Him. Even a few short moments of
silent presence with the Lord is a
precious treasure, for it is in this
silence that the Lord speaks to us.
[email protected] to request a
key to have 24 hour access to
the Chapel
Faith Formation
3rd Grade
Eucharist Ministers
Cherubs--4 yrs old through 2nd grade
Youth choir--3rd through 7th grade
** New Youth Praise Band! (5th to 8th grade)
Plus, for adults, there are always opportunities to sing
or play an instrument in one of our weekend choirs.
Wednesdays
3-3:30pm Cherub choir
3:45-4:45pm Youth choir
5-5:30pm Youth Praise Band
6:30-7:30pm Handbell choir
Thursdays
5:30pm (8am)
Sunday Mass choir
6-7:30pm (6pm &
10am)Sunday choir
7:30-9pm (5:30pm)
Sunday Mass choir
Please call Mr. Gary 332-6279 ext. 118
or [email protected]
RCIA
Tour
RITE OF
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS —If
you are an adult (18 or older) interested in joining
the Catholic faith, or if you are a Baptized adult
Catholic who has not yet received the Sacraments
of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, you are
invited to join the RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults) inquiry classes. No
preregistration is necessary. A schedule will be
given to you at class.
To register contact: Sr. Beatrice at 448-4542
or [email protected]
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
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Road to Abundant Life:
Join us for our Celebration!
A Catholic perspective on money and possessions
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Navigating Your Finances God’s Way
An 8 week small group Catholic Bible Study
Imprimatur: Most Rev. John Noonan, Bishop of Orlando
Provides a direct link between our faith and how to live on
a daily basis
Biblical principals on how to manage money & possessions
Share Bible reading, questions, discussions, practical
financial application of faith principals and prayer.
Child care provided.
Classes now forming
next session to begin February 22nd
Contact David Hanson or Tony Scalese at
[email protected]
or 352-448-4546
Everyone is invited!
Saturday, February 14th
In Walsh Hall
Directly following
6PM Mass—9pm
Sign up in the hospitality
area or qopparish.org to RSVP for childcare,
attendance & a dish to share.
*Childcare in the Teen Center & Perry Family Gym
with RSVP—thanks to Visions Youth Ministry.
Please contact Jen Tener with questions at:
[email protected] or 352-448-4547.
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
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The offertory gifts for the
weekend of January 31st-Feb
1st were $46,456 including
$304 in the children’s
offering. ParishPay® gifts of
$11,819 were received.
From Bishop Estévez
This week, we hope you will review the "One
Faith, One Family” Appeal information you
have received.
The Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is a
pledge campaign where you are invited to
make a gift payable over six months.
If you’d like to learn more
about making your offertory
gift online please contact Erica
Hartge at 352-448-4546.
T o g e t h e r o u r s h a r i ng c h a n g e s l i v e s !
A gift to the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship
Appeal will touch the lives of many others in
a very positive way. The Bishop’s Appeal
provides critical funding to pay for the
education of our seminarians, to help the
poor and those facing emergencies through
Catholic Charities, and to provide support
for designated Catholic schools, and to
enable new communications and
evangelization to our faithful, our youth and
young adults and our fallen away brothers
and sisters.
As you review the vocations and ministries
the Appeal supports, please reflect on your
gifts. God has given you all that you have.
Your gifts to your parish, to the Diocese, and
to the work of the Church throughout the
word are a disciple’s response.
Sometimes it is difficult to envision how one
pledge can help an organization the size of
our Diocese, how it can make a real
difference. But each pledge does make a
difference because all parishes participate in
the campaign and the gifts of many enable
our Diocese to serve and minister to so many
more. Our combined gifts not only signify
our gratitude to God, they glorify Him by
enabling the work of our Diocese.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL
CONSIDERATION
If you received your
Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal pledge form in
the mail, please complete it and mail it back or bring
it with you to Mass next week. For those of you
who did not receive a
mailing or have not
had time to respond to
it, we will conduct our
in-pew pledge process
at all Masses next
weekend and the
following weekend.
Thank you for your
p r a y e r f u l
consideration and
generous response.
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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Do Something Great For Your Marriage…
Diocesan Marriage Renewal
JOY MINISTRY FEBRUARY 2015
Yoga: New Schedule Ea. Mon. & Wed.
enjoy yoga & gentle stretching.
IndepenDance Studio 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
New members welcome anytime. Kathy Kay -367-4418
*Evening Dinner Group: 2nd Tues. Feb. 10th North
West Grill Mary Lou Mansfield – 352-562-1690
Book Club: 3rd Tues. Feb. 17th 11:00 a.m. at church
in the St. Theresa’s Room Eileen Williams -336-3892
*Afternoon Cinema 3rd Tues. Feb. 17th 1:15-3:15p.m.
Walsh Hall #4 “Sunday’s at Tiffany’s” Free Eileen Williams-336-3892
Halo Hatters: 4th Wed. Feb. 25th at 11:30 a.m.
Conestogas in Alachua Florence Gabriel – 331-5952
*Card Club: Last Wed. of month Feb. 25th Noon –
Church, Ruthie Moss 386-462-2425
Would you like an opportunity to relax with your spouse,
dream dreams, and renew your commitment of love? Becoming
one in mind, heart, and spirit is a lifelong journey in faith and
love. Have a special weekend together to revitalize your
marriage on a Diocesan Marriage Renewal Weekend at our
diocese’s own Marywood Retreat Center.
February 13 @ 7:30 pm - February 15 @ 5:00 pm
May 1 @ 7:30 pm - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Register online at www.dmrjax.org or simply calling
Jerry and Anne Webster at 904-268-3758.
*FYI - Men are cordially invited to participate in the
* activities.
Wake up the World!
Be witness of another way of
doing things, of acting, of
living!
-Pope Francis
We are currently seeking candidates
for the position of Knights of
Columbus Field Agent in your area.
If you are a self-motivated, people
oriented person looking for a great
career; this full-time insurance sales position could be
for you. The position offers full benefits, including
Health and Dental Insurance, and a non-contributory
retirement plan. If you are interested or know of someone that is a member or qualifies for membership and
would like an exciting career, please call Jim Spinelli
at 352-873-9417 or e-mail [email protected]
LOOKING FOR PARKING? Are you tired of
searching for parking in the UF and surrounding
area, then we have the answer.
St. Augustine
Church’s parking lot is located at 1736 NW 1st
Ave. Gainesville, FL.
We have convenient
parking, friendly service, and reasonable rates. We
are also open in the evenings.
For more information, please e-mail Mary
T. Wise with St. Augustine Church and Catholic
Student Center at [email protected] or call
(352) 372-3533 – (Ext. 131) Thank you!
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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ASH WEDNESDAY
February 18, 2015
Please drop your old palms in the
basket by the church entrance.
Golden Gators
The regular meeting of the Golden Gators Senior Social
Club will be held Feb. 20th at the Upper Hall of Holy
Faith. This month, the Manager & a Pharmacist from
Walgreens will speak. Bring a MEATLESS side dish to
share and a non-perishable food item for Catholic
Charities.
Hope to See you!
Feb. 20th @ 10:30am
Did you have your
portrait taken for the
QOP Parish Directory?
If so, stop by the
Information Desk at
the
church
main
entrance to pick up
your complementary
copy of the directory.
Monday, February 9
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
6:30pm Boy Scouts
6:30pm Wild Women of Faith -Chapel/St. Therese/Hosp
Tuesday, February 10
6:00am Band of Brothers - Hospitality
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
9:15am MOMS - St. Katherine
4:30pm Alpha - ITech
5:30pm Consolation Ministry - Hospitality
7:30pm Adult Basketball - Gym
Wednesday, February 11
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
4:00pm Sacrament Children’s Class - QPA Classrooms
6:00pm Youth Ministry - Gym
6:00pm Living your Strengths - St. Therese
Thursday, February 12
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
9:00am Bible Studies -Hospitality All
6:30pm Living Word Prayer Group - St. Patrick Room
6:30pm Cub Scouts Den 12 - St. Francis
6:30pm Cub Scouts Den 6 - St. Nicholas
7:00pm Band of Brothers - St. Therese
Friday, February 13
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
1:00pm Blocked - Walsh Hall
7:30pm Adult Basketball - Gym
Saturday, February 14 - Valentine’s Day
9:00am EM Training - Main Sanctuary
11:00am Valentine’s Set Up - Walsh Hall
4:00pm Stewardship Council _ QPA ITech
7:00pm Valentine’s Celebration - Walsh Hall/Gym/Teen Center
4:30pm RCIA - Hospitality
Sunday, February 15
7:30am Rosary - Chapel
8:30am Liturgy of the Hours - St. Patrick Room
8:30am Faith Formation - QPA Classrooms
8:45am RCIA - QPA Classrooms
11:20am Pathfinders -Teen Center/Gym
12:00pm Rosary (Spanish) - Chapel
2:00pm Passion Play Rehearsal - Main Sanctuary
2:00pm Girl Scouts GG - Walsh Hall Room #4
2:30pm Living Your Strengths - St. Therese
3:00pm Girls Scouts -Wee Worship Rooms/Hospitality Kitchen
3:15pm Catholicism - St. Katherine
3:30pm Visions - Teen Center/Gym
10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 332-MARY fax (352) 331-7347 [email protected]
www.queenofpeaceparish.org
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RONALD ROLHEISER, OMI
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Spiritual literature has always highlighted the primordial struggle between good and evil, and this has generally been conceived of
as a war, a spiritual battle. Thus, as Christians, we have been warned that we must be vigilant against the powers of Satan and various other forces of evil. And we’ve fought these powers not just with prayer and private moral vigilance but with everything from
Holy Water, to exorcisms, to a dogmatic avoidance of everything to do with the occult, the paranormal, alchemy, astrology, spiritualism, séances, witchcraft, sorcery, and Ouija boards. For Christians these were seen as dangerous venues through which malevolent spirits could enter our lives and do us harm.
And scripture does, seemingly, warn us about these things. It tells us that for our world to come to its completion and its fulfillment
Christ must first triumph over all the powers that oppose God. And for that to happen, Christ has to first vanquish and destroy
death, darkness, evil, the powers of hell, the powers of Satan, and various “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers.”
What, concretely, are these powers and how is Christ ultimately to triumph over them? How should we conceive the battle that’s
taking place? We are clearer about how death will be defeated: We believe that the resurrection, Jesus’ and our own, is how that
battle is to be won. As to Satan and hell, each of us has her own idea of what these are, but what we share in common as Christians
is the belief that these will not be vanquished but will continue to exist, alongside and opposed to God and heaven, for eternity.
That’s the common Christian belief, though not the universal one. There have always been theologians and mystics who believed
that the full triumph of Christ will occur when the Satan himself converts and goes back to heaven along with everyone else in hell.
The love of God, they believe, is so powerful that, in the end, nobody, not even Satan himself, will hold out against it. Eventually
love will win everyone over and Christ will be fully triumphant when hell is empty.
But that still leaves us with what scripture calls the “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” Are these simply another way
of referring to Satan and his powers? Or do these refer to spiritual forces that many believe are hidden inside the occult, alchemy,
astrology, spiritualism, séances, witchcraft, sorcery, and Ouija boards? How might we conceptualize evil spiritual forces?
To the extent that we do not dismiss them out of hand as purely mythical, each of conceptualizes them in some way, usually in the
graphic images given us in the Book of Revelation and by centuries of Christian artists. And so we picture some kind of spiritual
warfare happening beneath the surface of things, a spiritual battle between good and evil, a warfare wherein, eventually, Christ will
triumph by defeating and destroying all these malevolent powers, akin to the primordial battle wherein Michael, the Archangel,
initially defeated Satan and threw him out of heaven.
But those are archetypal images, not meant to be pictured literally but intended rather to point us towards something deeper. What
really are the “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” that are opposing Christ and how are they to be defeated? How
might we conceptualize the spiritual warfare going on beneath the surface of things? The spiritual warfare that is being described
in scripture and inside all authentic spirituality has less to do with the occult and exorcisms than it has to do the malignant grip of
narcissism, greed, anger, bitterness, hatred, lust, wound, grudges, and ignorance. These are the real “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” that oppose Christ and the struggle against them is the real battle between good and evil.
Authentic spiritual warfare is to be pictured this way: Inside our world and inside each of us there’s a fierce battle waging, a war
between good and evil, and these are the contestants: Hatred is battling love; anger is battling patience; greed is battling generosity;
bitterness is battling graciousness, jealousy is battling admiration; choosing to remain inside our wounds is battling healing; holding on to our grudges is battling forgiveness, ego and narcissism are battling compassion and community; and self-hatred is in a
bitter battle with the acceptance of love and God’s unconditional embrace. Paranoia is waging a war against metanoia. That’s the
real war that’s going on, in our world and inside each of us.
Hatred, anger, paranoia, greed, bitterness, lust, jealousy, non-forgiveness, and self-hatred are the “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” about which scripture warns us. Hence the final triumph of Christ will occur when the last of these forces is eventually subdued, when we are finally at peace with goodness, with love, with trust, with ourselves, with others, with our history, with
our mistakes, with those who have hurt us, with those whom we have hurt, with our shortcomings, and with our impatience with
God.
In the meantime, there will be spiritual warfare, primordial battles all around.
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